The Te Whanake Māori language series has evolved out of the need for Māori language resources for adults that reflect modern methods of teaching second languages. The teaching methodology reflected in the textbooks and resources is based on the way learners in a natural bilingual situation learn their second language.

The series contains a comprehensive set of Māori language learning textbooks, study guides, recorded audio and video listening and speaking exercises, teachers' manuals, and a Māori dictionary for learners and teachers that develops Māori language ability from beginner through to advanced levels. View resources by Māori language ability.


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Māori Dictionary $47.68

The Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index comprises a selection of modern and everyday language deemed to be useful for learners of Māori. It has a broader scope than traditional Māori dictionaries, and is designed to be both a stand alone dictionary as well as containing all the words used in the Te Whanake series.

Te Whanake 1: Te Kākano $67.48

A beginner-level textbook designed for adults and teenagers.

Te Whanake 1: Te Kākano Pukapuka Tātaki $36.77

A beginner-level study guide designed for adults and teenagers.

Te Whanake 1: Te Kākano Audio CDs $52.17

Recorded listening and speaking exercises to use with the textbook.

Note: This audio CD set for Te Kākano is no longer available. All parts of the CDs are available for free on the Te Whanake Podcasts website.

Te Whanake 1: Te Kākano Pukapuka ārahi i te kaiwhakaako $34.78

A teachers’ manual containing useful information and materials to complement the beginner level textbook.

New to Māori?

Here's a list of Te Whanake resources that can help you get started.

  • The four textbooks are the core of the Te Whanake series. For this reason the textbook Te Whanake 1 Te Kākano is essential to get started learning Māori.
  • Supplementary materials for independent reading, writing, vocabulary learning and the skills related to these are contained in the study guide Te Kākano Pukapuka Tātaki.
  • For independent listening and speaking skills development the set of six CDs for Te Whanake 1 Te Kākano are strongly recommended.

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  • Māori Dictionary online Māori Dictionary online

    An enhanced online bilingual dictionary that includes encyclopaedic entries, idioms and grammatical explanations.

  • Animations Animations

    Online modules of animated movies and activities that complement the Te Whanake textbooks for learning Māori.

  • Podcasts Podcasts

    Online activities of the Te Whanake textbooks for playback on computers, television or portable devices.

  • Te Whanake TV Te Whanake TV

    Streamed television programmes for developing listening comprehension skills.

  • Tōku Reo Tōku Reo

    Online activities for further practice for each episode of Tōku Reo, the television series for beginners of Māori language.

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